Understanding Medicare Plans, Enrollment, and Eligibility

Unraveling the mysteries of Medicare plans, enrollment, and eligibility.
If you’re like most people, the process of choosing a health insurance plan can be more than a little overwhelming! Reviewing plan after plan and trying to figure out which one best suits your needs is enough to make anyone’s head spin! How much insurance do you really need? Will paying...
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The Effects of Loneliness and Isolation on Senior Health and How to Cope

Throughout our lives, our social connections play a role in keeping us happy and healthy. We need people who we care about and who care about us to share our joys and to sympathize with our pain. However, as we age it can be more difficult to stay socially connected. Children grow...
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The Real-life Memory Thief: Alzheimer’s Disease and its Potential Causes.

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a progressive neurological disorder that involves the deterioration of brain cells. It is common among the elderly, rare among young people, and is characterized initially by memory impairment, which later leads to more serious symptoms such as difficulty in reasoning, planning, perception, and language. Symptoms may vary in terms...
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How Smart Home Tech Can Help Aging Parents Stay at Home Longer

Help your aging loved one stay at home longer with these smart tech devices!
For the vast majority of seniors, maintaining independence while staying at home is extremely important. However, if you are caring for aging parents or other seniors, you may worry about their well-being, especially if you work or live some distance away. If you can’t be around all the time, you may...
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7 Things You Need to Know About Hiring an In-Home Caregiver

7 Things You Need to Know About Being an In-Home Caregiver
If your loved one needs help in meeting day-to-day needs, one solution is to hire an in-home caregiver. An in-home caregiver allows your loved one to remain as independent as possible while getting assistance with anything from basic daily tasks to medical procedures and therapies. However, the actual process of deciding what you...
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5 Tips For a First Time Caregiver

It’s hard to imagine anything that is both as difficult and as rewarding as providing care for a loved one. Whether the need for care came about suddenly as the result of an accident or illness, or happened more gradually because of declining health, a first time caregiver can easily be...
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Elderly Insomnia: Causes and Treatment Tips

Insomnia in the elderly
We’ve all been there: you’re lying in bed at night, wishing you could fall asleep, but you’re wide awake. Or you wake up in the middle of the night and lie there for hours tossing and turning, wondering why sleep eludes you. An occasional sleepless night is one thing. But chronic insomnia...
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Can Fidget Spinners Help Dementia Symptoms?

Do Fidget Spinners Help Dementia Symptoms?
If you have school-aged children or grandchildren, chances are you’ve heard of fidget spinners. Originally marketed as an aid to help those with ADHD or anxiety to stay calm and focused, they have since become immensely popular simply for their sheer entertainment value. Can they do more? Can fidget spinners help...
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5 Benefits of Senior Fitness Programs and Aquatic Exercise

Seniors benefit from physical fitness programs, too! Here's how to find a safe and beneficial program for you or your loved one.
There’s no arguing with the fact that staying active is important, no matter what age we are. However, it’s also all too true that, as we age, our bodies slow down and exercise becomes a little more difficult. According to the CDC, by the time they are 75, about one in...
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